The close-up world of the water droplet – endlessly fascinating
The captivating thing about water is that it is ever changing and creates a sense of magic in every scene. When you get in close some simple techniques make wonderful images.
How to photograph water droplet impacts
Ever enthusiastic Gavin Hoey takes us through the simple process of creating wonderful water droplet photos. Colour, light/shade and magic water droplet sculptures are the result.
The best bit about this is that you can make these wonderful photos yourself. It is very easy and great fun. When I first did this I spent hours of time on it and got lost in a world of wonderful colours and effects. There are three things to remember that will help you make this a personal and effective shoot…
- The more shots you take the more great effects you will see.
- Background colour should be varied. I’ve used wrapping paper to brighten colours.
- The angle of the camera can affect your shot (not mentioned in the video).
- Try different camera heights with respect to the water.
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This is a short video (six minutes 50secs), but one that will give you hours of fun and excellent images.
No removable flash? Read this: Off-camera flash. It’s a great introduction and recommends an affordable flash unit.
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